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18'4" Jim Canoe Yawl

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Since designing Lillie, we have had several enquiries for new canoe yawl designs. I think that this is partly due to their obvious elegance in shape and function. They are beautiful craft and represent a very personal form of sailing. The journeys of exploration and pleasure by MacGregor, Baden Powell and others in the early sailing canoes are legendary and conjure up visions of simple rugged sailing into inlets and estuaries and around European coastal islands. The simplicity of this type of boat is very often refreshing after the sophistication (and complication) of many modern fibre-glass craft. The standard building method is based upon stitched ply/epoxy construction but she could easily be built using the strip planked method. Provision is made for simple scrap steel or lead ballast in the bilges below the sole. The sole area itself is large enough for comfortable sleeping by 2 people forward of the thwart with a third perhaps aft. The simple lug rigged main and gunter mizzen have been used to keep sail handling simple with easy reefing and to keep the spar lengths down to fit into the length of the boat.

18'4" Jim Canoe Yawl Particulars

LOA 18'4" 5.6m
Beam 5'6" 1.68m
Hull Mid Depth 1' 10" 0.56m
Draft 11"/3'5" 0.29/1.05m
Sail Area 156 sq.ft 14.57 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight (excl. ballast) 507 lbs 230 kg
Ballast 321 lbs 150 kg
Hull Shape 7 planks per side multi-chine
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 9 sheets of 6mm and 1 1/2" sheets of marine plywood
Guidance Use 2-4 adults
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 9 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

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